Before seeking out the abortion pill, it’s essential to understand your current medical history and get an ultrasound to confirm key details about your unexpected pregnancy.

You can get free pregnancy testing and a limited ultrasound from Life Choices. Contact us today to get started. Read on to learn more about your eligibility for the abortion pill.

What Is The Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill (known as a medical abortion) is actually a series of two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone. After taking that, you would take misoprostol 24-48 hours later, which causes contractions and expels the pregnancy through the vagina.

You can expect vaginal bleeding and cramping, as well as various side effects such as:

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Review Your Pre-Existing Conditions 

Before considering the abortion pill, It’s critical to review your medical history. The abortion pill isn’t an option if you:

  • Are too far along in your pregnancy
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place
  • Have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy)
  • Have certain medical conditions
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines.
  • Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care
  • Have an allergy to the medicine used.

Get An Ultrasound

Getting an ultrasound is key before an abortion to give you details you need to know about your pregnancy. This includes:

  • Location: an ultrasound will confirm if the embryo has been implanted inside the uterus. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, where the embryo implants outside the uterus, an abortion wouldn’t be the correct treatment method. Ectopic pregnancies can be life-threatening and require immediate attention.
  • Age: The abortion pill is only FDA-approved through 10 weeks gestation. The ultrasound will confirm the gestational age of your pregnancy.
  • Viability: 26% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, so checking the viability of your pregnancy with an ultrasound is crucial.

Get the Information You Need

By visiting Life Choices Community Pregnancy Clinic, you can get a full view of your options. Schedule a free and confidential appointment for pregnancy testing and a limited ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy. 

Our compassionate team is ready to assist you in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Start the process today by contacting us.